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    Default The Great Movie Tournament - 1970s: Semifinal 1 of 2

    During the eighth round of The Great Movie Tournament, please vote for one film you would like to move onto the final. The top film will be moving on. Keep in mind that the percentage of the vote a given film receives will determine its standing going forward.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):


    Alien (1979)
    Directed by Ridley Scott

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    Jaws (1975)
    Directed by Steven Spielberg

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    I'll vote for the one with the scary thing that will kill you with its big teeth (underwater, no one can hear you scream).
    Spare me your sixth grade Michael Moore logic.

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    Actual vote: Alien.
    Spare me your sixth grade Michael Moore logic.

    Tom Brady is the Sid Farkus of football.

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    The perfect engine vs The perfect organism. Cool matchup.

    "Mr. Vaughan, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, an eating machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that's all."
    - Jaws

    "You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."
    - Alien

    "There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is,
    a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven."

    H.G. Wells - The Island of Doctor Moreau

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    I loved both. But, I voted for Jaws because of the lasting affect it had on people going into the ocean. Any film that can have that cause on what people
    would normally do, has to get my vote. Now Alien was also a great horror/Sci-Fi as well and it helped to establish the space horror along with the feeling
    of claustrophobia in a film can not be over looked either. So I am happy with both choices and would not feel bad if Alien moved on.

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    Jaws

    Can't believe Alien is wining this.
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    A near-impossible choice....
    Went with Alien.

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    I voted Jaws. Really bummed they got put up against each other, these should both be in the final over the other 2 remaining films.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I voted Jaws. Really bummed they got put up against each other, these should both be in the final over the other 2 remaining films.
    Not really. Godfather is better than both of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    "You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."
    - Alien
    One of my all time favorite movie lines. I swear I've been trying (unsuccessfully, of course) for years to work this line organically into a conversation

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Jaws

    Can't believe Alien is wining this.
    It's understandable, but I also went with Jaws. It created the summer blockbuster. For me, it epitomizes the '70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by T-Dogz_AK47 View Post
    "You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility."
    - Alien
    One of my all time favorite movie lines. I swear I've been trying (unsuccessfully, of course) for years to work this line organically into a conversation
    For high school boys, it could be used to describe the hot girls who won't give you the time of day.
    Spare me your sixth grade Michael Moore logic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I voted Jaws. Really bummed they got put up against each other, these should both be in the final over the other 2 remaining films.
    Not really. Godfather is better than both of these.
    No way Although I do know I'm in the minority of film lovers that did not like that movie. I can sometimes appreciate a film even if I didn't enjoy it, but honesty that one was a struggle for me for some reason and left no impression on me that I barely even remember it now.
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Jaws is responsible for my love of all things celluloid. It is the perfect film. A true game changer.
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    I am having a really hard time with this one.

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    Both great movies and I could not decide.
    I finally went with Jaws due to the greater effect it had on society at that time as well as going forward.
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    Has anyone ever seen the two interesting deleted scenes from the film? Both were deemed too scary and gory for the 1970s release. Worth looking at, even if one them is just a still of what happened.

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    The poll has closed. Jaws moves on and Alien is eliminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aremag View Post
    I call shenanigans!
    Including myself, there are at least 3 people that hadn't voted in this poll in time and certainly would have voted for Alien.

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    It will be an easy win for Star Wars in the final.

    "There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is,
    a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven."

    H.G. Wells - The Island of Doctor Moreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Has anyone ever seen the two interesting deleted scenes from the film? Both were deemed too scary and gory for the 1970s release. Worth looking at, even if one them is just a still of what happened.

    Wow, brutal scenes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garrell View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorZaius View Post
    Has anyone ever seen the two interesting deleted scenes from the film? Both were deemed too scary and gory for the 1970s release. Worth looking at, even if one them is just a still of what happened.

    Wow, brutal scenes.
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